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Old 05-15-2013, 03:20 AM   #1
Aug 2012
Appleton, WI
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I took the Bee Cave Pale ale, and wanted to modify it to use Citra and Amarillo hops for the first time. I have never used either hop and wanted to get a good taste for how they are in this brew.

Grain Bill:
1 lb 13 oz - Vienna
7 lb 4 oz - 2 Row
7 oz - Crystal 10

.2 oz Citra 60 Mins
.25 oz Citra 15 mins
.25 oz Amarillo 15 Mins
.25 oz Citra 10 Mins
.25 oz Amarillo 10 Mins
.25 oz Citra 5 Mins
.25 oz Amarillo 5 Mins
.25 oz Citra Flameout
.25 oz Citra Flamout
.8 oz Citra - Dry Hop
1 oz Amarillo Dry Hop

US - 05

1.051 OG
37.8 IBU
5.1 SRM
5% ABV
Shooting for a 1.013 FG.

How is this looking?

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:29 AM   #2
Apr 2011
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Looks like a nice recipe! Go for it! I just made a citra Amarillo IPA here is my recipe

I mashed at 150 and it went from 1.065 to 1.006 and is tasting and smelling amazing
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Madison, WI
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Grain bill looks nice to me. Not sure you need the 60 min Citra addition for an APA, and 0.2 oz won't do much anyway. I would move those 0.2 oz to the dry hop and make it an even combo with the Amarillo. Sounds delicious!
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Old 05-15-2013, 05:45 AM   #4
May 2011
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IMO I'd up the IBU's by about 10 or so. I did a citra/amarillo that came in about 45 IBU, 1.055 and I'd have preferred a little more bitterness. It was something like:

.75 oz citra FWH
.5 simcoe 15 min
.5 citra 10 min
1 amarillo 5
2 citra 0 min
1 amarillo 0 min

Dry hop 2.25 citra, 2 amarillo, .25 simcoe for 10 days
wlp 007

'twas a killer beer, but a touch more bitterness would have helped.

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Old 05-15-2013, 06:42 AM   #5
Oct 2012
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Hey drawdy, what app is that?

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Old 05-15-2013, 08:42 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by BlindFaith
Hey drawdy, what app is that?
iBrewMaster2. Love it!!!
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Old 05-15-2013, 09:53 AM   #7
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Are you making a yeast starter? Smack pack? Dry yeast? I tend to agree with tgmartin, the lower IBU would make it a bit mild for my tastes.
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